NF Railway track, bridge renewal drive picks up speed
RAILWAYS & METRO RAIL

NF Railway track, bridge renewal drive picks up speed

Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has undertaken several track renewing works in the last six months to improve passenger safety and comfort. An official release this week said that 16.53 km of plain tracks have been deep screened by cleaning the impervious layer of dust and ashes from ballast during September, making cumulative progress of 103.06 km since April this year.

A sleeper renewal of 12.81 tonne kilometre (TKM) has been done during September, making cumulative progress of 61.01 TKM during the last six months. Turnout renewals of 18.5 equivalent sets have been done last month, making cumulative progress of 83 sets during the current fiscal till September. Sixteen bridges have been rehabilitated during September, making cumulative progress of 96 bridges during the period.

Besides,1546.24 km of tracks has been tested by Ultra Sonic Flaw Detection (USFD) machines during September, making cumulative progress of 10529.18 km during the period.

"The basic objective behind this rapid progress in track renewal activities is to further gear up the safety in train operations," the NFR press release said.

See also:
Railways to rent out decommissioned coaches to running restaurants
Four-decade-old Railways unit specialising in procurement to close


Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has undertaken several track renewing works in the last six months to improve passenger safety and comfort. An official release this week said that 16.53 km of plain tracks have been deep screened by cleaning the impervious layer of dust and ashes from ballast during September, making cumulative progress of 103.06 km since April this year. A sleeper renewal of 12.81 tonne kilometre (TKM) has been done during September, making cumulative progress of 61.01 TKM during the last six months. Turnout renewals of 18.5 equivalent sets have been done last month, making cumulative progress of 83 sets during the current fiscal till September. Sixteen bridges have been rehabilitated during September, making cumulative progress of 96 bridges during the period. Besides,1546.24 km of tracks has been tested by Ultra Sonic Flaw Detection (USFD) machines during September, making cumulative progress of 10529.18 km during the period. The basic objective behind this rapid progress in track renewal activities is to further gear up the safety in train operations, the NFR press release said. See also: Railways to rent out decommissioned coaches to running restaurantsFour-decade-old Railways unit specialising in procurement to close

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